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want to? >> i could be on in the plane today, no problem. tell us about your characters. >> i play a detective. my character grew up in new york and los angeles. he is the son of a cinematographer. he was on the inside of the entertainment industry from a birth, enamored of it, and then eventually disillusioned by it, so he joined the police force. he has a unique perspective and a great sense of humor. i have a lot of great zingers at the end of the act. i get to tease my more straight- laced partner. >> it sounds like a great show. anything in this series is usually top quality. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> you can watch of the season premier uppof "law and order, ls angeles" tomorrow night right here on wbal at 10:00. kerrey from valley view farm's is here to answer your lawn and garden questions. what do you have here? >> this is a pansy. you can hang it over a pot. it will spread out. >> you are always coming up with new things. >> constantly. >> we have some questions. "what is the best way to get rid of poison ivy and poison oak?" >> i like a product from the c
>>> we have breaking news, a building has been evacuated. what can you tell us. >>> we're at the medical office building on the grounds of sinai hospital. a short time ago, the officials were called to the building for the report of a fire. they struck out the rest of the box and there are a dozen pieces of fire equipment. the building is evacuated and there's smoke and the odor of smoke in one of the stairwells inside the building. one has suffered, what's believed to be smoke inhalation and that person is going to be taken to the emergency room here at sinai hospital. the firefighters haven't determined the source of the smoke and the building is evacuated. we'll keep you updated. >>> all right, thank you. >>> and we're keeping a close eye on the weather this noon after a rainy start to the day. a live look outside now and clouds still hanging around. there's blue sky to the south and east. marty bass is in the out back and bernadette woods in the weather center. >>> it's a turbulent atmosphere now. we're wrapping up the storms and the rain. we can show you, there are
news -- >> thanks for joining us on this tuesday. in waldorf we are told that crews had just rescued a man who fell into oil well -- a well. there's a point station there. a county worker fell into the well that is 30 feet deep. this was just moments ago. >>> also, a community is waiting for word on a two-year- old polehinke who -- two-year old boy who shot himself in the chest. >> residents in this hagerstown community are shocked and saddened and pressing for the life of two-year-old mario longus. >> very unfortunate. >> this happened early monday morning where they found political bullet inside shot in the chest. the toddler found the gun under a bed and began playing with it before it went off. danny was rushed to children's national medical center where he is in critical condition. crisis is sad. -- >> it is sad. first of all: the baby doing up late at 1:30 in the morning. >> his 16-year-old brother marcus longus is in custody. 17-year-old fantasia rivera was arrested as well. she tried to hide the gun on a nearby playground after the shooting. the teenagers face multiple charg
will take a short break for lunch and at 1:30 p.m., we reconvened with panel 3 on the use of dispersants with three panelists. add to 30 5:00 p.m., panel four will focus on the future of onshore drilling, and we will have three panelists there. at 335 pm, panel 5 lil 0 -- focus on the response in the arctic. we will have five panelists. after a short break, we convene at 5:00 p.m. to begin the public comment period, and at 5:30 p.m., we will adjourn. any member of the public would like to submit a comment made do so via the web site at oilspillcommission.gov. we have a full agenda and we respect everyone's time. we asked all the panelists to please stay within the time limits in order to allow ample time for the commissioners to ask questions. there is a timekeeper right here in front who will monitor the time. we ask the panelists to please begin to summarize their remarks when they reach the timekeeper's one minute mark. i give control of the meeting to our cochairs, senator bob graham and the honorable william reilly. >> thank you. winston churchill described in event as not being the
to be hands free while talking on a cell phone. right now kathleen joins us on the phone using úne of those new handss ree devices. kathleen. >>reporter: that's right jennifer. right now i'm talking to you on the phone through the jupiter jack. plugs right into my cell phone and this little device here. numb goes through thh raaio system and sometimes the radio does leak through for now we'll turn it right down. they can cost from 10 to 100 dollars. the national safety the cell phone. heather was killed by a truck driver texting but the highway study hide the phone while driving. some say the real solution is a complete ban on cell phone usage while riving. >> if you aae driving taaking on a cell phone, the risk oo you being involved in a crash quadruple. that's whet you are hands free or holding the phone. >>reporter: so starting friday if you are caught with one of these up to your ear and holding it in your hand,!! hand, you are in a lot of ttouble and could end up costinggyouuabout 40 dollars in fines. live on 41st street fox 45 news at 5:30. >>> okay kathleen. how are theeroa
. pat colins is live on the scene for us. >> reporter: this is what u streetlooks like right now. it's shut down from ninth street allhe way to 14th street as police investigate this murder, this shting that happened here this afternoon. gun violence in broad daylight, in the middle of one of our city's most popular streets. one dead, one wounded a car overturned. suspects on the run. five blocks of u street closed wn as policenvestigate and look for clues. now this happened nearby the walker memorial baptist church as the funeral for ashley crea was coming to an end. hearow from police chief cathcatkathy lanier. >> there was a funeral in the 1300 block of u street that had just concluded. people were leaving from the funeral lining up for a processi procession. as that procession was lining up and about to leave the funeral area. there are some attende who walked down the street t get into their car, suspects approached the car and opened fire on the individuals in that car. >> with me now is brian weaver an anc commissioner. he was here having lunch when it all happened. brian, tel
and how hot it might have gotten after that. this morning it's about the rain for us. a warm sticky start but we have maryland's most powerful doppler radar and we have a flood watch across the area. no doubt about that with the heavy rain yesterday, one to three inches across the region, now frederick getting heavy rain but they are not alone. this line does weaken but it does break down through southeast virginia, that is just poised to pivot its way through. so we have wet weather for the morning commute to begin. there's that flood watch until 8:00 a.m. may get extended depending on how heavy this band of rain does hold once it swings through the beltway. plans for a wet commute, temperatures near 70. we break out sun and isolated storm this afternoon with our 2-degree guarantee high of 79. >>> lets check the roads with kim brown. >> we do not like the idea of a wet commute because we had such a bad one or difficult one yesterday. right now traffic looks pretty good, no problems on 795. that looks good the entire stretch between route 140 to the beltway. we are working one accident? m
on for a time frame, even though the dispersant used was pre authorized, the issue that seemed to be elevated to a national response team in washington at some point, a decision was made that the epa should play a more active role, then call for. on may 20, and you advised bp to reduce the application of dispersant and provide the availability of less toxic dispersants. please help us understand your concerns and the process you went through in conjunction with the other federal agencies. the epa had more of a commanding role than anticipated than in the area contingency plan. is there some recommendation you can provide to us about what kind of guideline that we might recommend that would elevate the decision making to more routine decisions of these dispersants to these extraordinary kinds of decisions? >> thanks. i will probably end where you ended. there is a need for those kinds of guidelines. every day you make the decisions that are before you. over time, one of the things i discussed often is duke are not only looking at the decision before you that today, but also at the response. fr
for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. >> so for the focus is the western suburbs. frederick county, carroll county. let's look at hd doppler. you cannot see the worst of it in the orange and the red -- you can see the worst of it in the orange and the red. you will see some heavy rain for the next 15 or 20 minutes at least. and then it will push into pennsylvania. down towards annapolis, give yourself extra time again this morning. let's look at the forecast. i think it will clear up this afternoon. most of the rain will be this morning. high temperatures in the upper 70's. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. first we say good morning to sarah and see what is happening on the roads on this tuesday. >> a few accidents to watch for. they could be related to the rain. there is an accident at 32. watch for delays there. there are some other problem spots. jewish park lake drive, a vehicle fire. park lake drive, a vehicle fire. let's let it drive times. 11 minutes on the ad lib northeast side. eight minutes to tr
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like to use. it's called a mosaic. it combines all of the radar. it's showing what's down to the south. we can't get out of the pattern. we think maybe by lunch, we'll have a few peeks of sun and 70 now and 79 at lunch. and this evening, skies will finally clear temperatures in the mid-70s. >>> what's wrong on the hurry up, here's sharon. >>> well, we're picking up a lot more problems now. first of all, we have an accident on the major roadway on 95 reported at 32 and another new accident near hairyson and a second accident at middle river. take hawthorn as the alternate and we have a car fire at druid park late drive and this -- well, in addition to that, we have the police activity and oakfield is closed between norfolk. that's because of a vacant dwelling collapse. you'll want to take wall cot as the alter not and there are your drive times and speeds. minor delays between 795 and 95. 51 miles per hour there and there's a live look outside at 95. that's just at 32 and no delays despite the accident and the rain. it's getting busier north of white marsh. remember, wjz-13 is always on
options. many say cheaper is not always better. >> it used to be that those looking to save would have to make the drive to baltimore or dulles. >> i love southwest because it flies out of bwi. >> the first thing and look at is price. for most of the time, i can fly southwest really cheap. >> with southwest acquiring air tran, the low-cost carrier is expected to move into reagan national. many travelers are excited because southwest does not charge for checked bags or snacks. >> there are a lot of advantages for choosing them over any other airline. >> many business travelers say , first-t's first-come serve unseating leaves travelers who schedule late wheezing in middle seats. >> i hope they get reserved seating. >> what business travelers like is they will easily be able to get to major cities like new york, boston, and atlanta. southwest hope to have the merger complete in the last -- the next nine to 24 months. >> turning now to stunning news coming out of london -- the man who owns the country that -- the company that makes the popular segway is dead. he was found in a river at th
you don't see it so much therr, %-fertii is here to tell us juut how much rain we got yesterday and what we're expecting even more for the rest of the week. >>> actually e got about a an inch rain where we measuredd3 officialll at the airport. now the heaviess rain is east %-that is why ww weren't seeing anyyhing in that shot. some places arr saying we are getting heavy rain like in frederick county..3 the atlantic ocean if you happen to be there right now which you are ot. and showees that could be heavier toward the eastern shore.3 that part we got lucky about. showers moree n the waa and place, though are much of thee3 west side of the cheeapeake bay through 8:000thhs morning. 65 degrees at the bus stop. the umbrella on hand is a good idea. 73 degrees starting out in surroonding area in the upper %-topping out at 80 degrees at 4 evening and 72 drying out by 6:00 p.m. what is happening on the -oadways right now? well, lauren cooke has the answer and the trackkenn. lauren? >>> well, thank you, steve. we do have a building that has -ollapsed in west baltimore. it's a vacant ro
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been reported. we hope someone calls us. we have a lot of resources, orking with the metropolitan police and the fire investigators. we are hoping something will pride information we need the community's help. >> back on august 25th. you believe they were connected? >> yes, 2350i6, six, a half dozen or so that we believe are connected. several others, well over a dozen that may be coected. again, some of the fires may have been mechanical. we have things we are looking out to rule out. since they all occurred in this area, same time frame, there are suspicions about this. we are hopeful someoneas information to help us close some of the cases. >> thanks for joining us. nobody has been injured. they happen late at nightor early in the morning. 202-67-arson, if you have any information. >> a two year-old is in critical condition at children's hospital when the toddler accidently shot himself in the cst. it happened on elliott drive monday morning. the toddler found a loaded gun hidden under a bed. his 16 year-old brother, they say, stole the gun and hid it in the toddler bedroom. he
's performance. joel brown shows us what both sides are doing to win over voters. -- voters. president obama's schedule includes a handful of events in intimate settings like this one in virginia last week where he can take off his jacket and talk face to face, persuading undecided voters not to vote republican in november. the president needs that message to work. control of congress is at stake on election day and polls show voters believe it's the republicans who will create jobs and fix the economy. >> elections at this point in the game are as much about emotion as they are about policy choices. democrats feel better about the president, about the prospects for his agenda. then they will show up in the polls. >> reporter: the white house is also trying to recapture some of the magic from the 2008 campaign. kicking off a series of college campus rallies aimed at firing up young voters. they turned out in huge numbers two years ago, exit polls from election night show two-thirds of people, between the ages of 18 and 29 voted for obama but getting them back out to the polls won't be easy.
ever. there have also been u.s. helicopters targeting militants in pakistan. three strikes this month. also a record. the news of the increased threat from pakistan and the stepped-up drone attacks, comes as "obama's wars" shakes up from the pentagon to kabul. bob woodward describing intense white house sessions last fall, pitting president obama against his military leadership. with the war in afghanistan getting worse by the day, the president wanted a number of options on the table, before deciding on a new strategy. but author, bob woodward, told diane sawyer, mr. obama was getting only one option from the military leaders. committing at least 40,000 troops. >> at one of the meetings, if i can quote him directly, he says, i'm pissed. and he is. they keep coming back about details. >> reporter: finally, the president grew so frustrated, he sat down and dictated a six-page document, defining the military mission. a mission he said required significantly fewer troops than the 40,000 minimum the military wanted. >> i have determined that it is in our vital national interest, to send a
temporarily out on the plaza. good news for all these nice people who have joined us on this tuesday morning. we thank them. inside the studio, i'm matt lauer along with al roker. >>> she'll share the secrets of a healthy diet plan that may actually reduce your risk of colon cancer, that's coming up. >>> now stress can mess with your head, sometimes can it cloud your thinking, but other times it can actually give you the sharpness you need. and would you believe gender makes a difference. we're going to check out the latest research and give you some tips on improving your memory. >>> and as part of our education initiative, we're going to be teaming parents with our experts about handling your children's problems in school. what you can do differently from advocating for your child to understanding what guidance counselors can and can't do for your children. >>> you also have the headlines of the morning. >> i do, and in the news this morning, today emergency workers are keeping a close watch on a l levee in wisconsin. officials say it will be at least one more day until the record water le
look outside as we get you going on this tuesday morning. thank you so much for being up early with us here foe fox 5 morning news. it is a little wet out there. >> it sure is. we have some rain coming down pretty heavy in some areas. let's check in with tony perkins. >> we've got rainfall. some of the rain is heavy here and there. we are going to likely see rain continue during the course of the morning hours. we have a flash flood watch in effect until 8:00 this morning for most of the area because of that rain. lets astart with hd radar. we'll show hua is happening as we speak. now, not the entire area is seeing heavy rain. it is a band of rain moving from the south to the north. that is now coming through man as just to the west of reston, virginia, up into leesburg, near gaithersburg and this is pushing to the north-northeast. we'll keep our eyes on this through the course of the morning. one little anwr owe band of heavy rain but there are more rain showers off to the east in prince george's county, anne arundel county, places like that in the chesapeake bay. more run will be arr
>>> thank you for joining us. i'm megan pringle. >> i'm jamie costello. >> not only do we have a call center going on with the call to health. if you have questions about breast cancer. that is sort of the theme this whole week of the show because it's breast cancer awareness month. in october all leading up to sunday's race for the cure. we're talking to elise rubenstein. she always has great nutrition advice. for breast care. >> and taking a loved one to the doctor. >> an awesome program going on tomorrow. we'll give you the information. this is basically your information, if you don't go to the doctor, maybe someone in the family, you have to push them out the door, this is free screenings. you can get questions answered, talk to a professional it's great. >> the doctor himself is here. scotty d, of cars. he'll tell us how to get bumper stickers off the car. like you have a vote for truman bumper sticker still on. he's trying to scrab it. he -- scrub it, he has a magic potion to peel off the bumper sticker. >>> and food allergies. >> i remember, it was milk and peanuts. now
to wait for this area of low pressure down over georgia to come up and over us and that process is going to take a few more hours. bottom line, rounds of rain still to come and the flash flood watch is up until 8:00 in the morning. we'll take you over to max. you'll be able to see. that how much rain are we talking and where? we thought we'd give you an idea because in the next 12 hours it looks like the heavy y rain will be along and east of i-95, around 1 to 2 inches of rain could still fall with lighter amounts off to our west and not out othe question a rumble of thunder and at times even on the severe side, some of the storms earlier today rotated a bit. we haven't seen anything like that tonight, but it's going to be a long night. you may need extra time for the morning rush hour, more details in a little while. >>> the other big story we are following tonight, the search for a rapist in montgomery county. police say he attacked a woman on the side of frederick road near high point drive in germantown. fox 5's wisdom martin joins us live with the details. >> reporter: investigators
airlines could be on the horizon. >> kim dacey joins us live from federal hill with more on what this will mean for the airport and baltimore. >> southwest is the largest air carrier in baltimore. one economist says the announcement will mean good things for baltimore and bwi southwest airlines is the largest carrier for bwi, running 140 flights out of baltimore. a merger between southwest and airtran will mean more flights and more passengers. passengers will spend more money on things like parking and a food. that translates into more money for the city and state. >> there could be benefits for hotels if baltimore is a more convenient destination. convention planners will choose hotels here. that is good news. >> there are still some unanswered questions about the deal. no decisions have been made about eliminating employees. there will likely be job losses on the corporate level. more jobs could come to baltimore. >> southwest gets bigger at bwi. there are more flights. more flights mean more people needed to book the flights, to help passengers, including screening them throu
camera. that led to big problems. here's a guy facing 15 years. abc2 news linda so tells us the whole story. >> reporter: it started as a traffic stop. when the 24-year-old motorcyclist was pulled over for speeding by a state trooper in an unmarked car. anthony grapier first thought he was being robbed and started to videotape them as they gave him a ticket. he then posted the video on youtube. that prompted state police to charge grapier with three felony wiretapping counts. a circuit court judge dropped the cases essentially dismissing the case. grapier says the ruling means recording police on the job is not a crime in maryland. >> seemingly minor traffic encounter has turned into something that raises very important questions about what it means to live in a democracy. >> the state's attorney has the option to appeal. meanwhile, a spokesman for the state police says if the trooper encounters a video camera in the future they will allow the recording to continue. in the studio, linda so, abc2 news. >>> building inspectors are trying to determine what caused a building to collapse i
brother from guatemala two years ago and he spoke with us about the family's pain. >> i am very sad. my mother is so sad. i am angry, but i am very, very sad and the family is, too. >> reporter: oscar ole said his sister was heading to her boyfriend's house right where the car struck her. daniellela worked as a checker for three years at this nearby latino market. walking is how she gets around. >> she can't talk. she's in a coma. >> reporter: oscar describes her condition as grave and as she struggles to survive, the person responsible for hitting her is still on the run. neighbors living along this stretch of carroll avenue in silver spring describe an ongoing problem with speed. >> usually if get out, you got to wait for a whole line coming because they won't stop. >> i'm very concerned, especially with the school, too. i've seen the crossing guard almost get hit. >> reporter: new hampshire estates elementary school is the school right across the street from the accident scene. there is one crosswalk but no lights. as for the investigation, police recovered a passenger's side view mi
two weeks ago. >>> nbc's white house correspondent savannah guthrie joins us. >> reporter: the voters that voted for the first time in 2008 for the president, a lot of them are young, we're going to see the president on the campus of the united states of wisconsin at madison. there will be 100 companion watch parties, really drawing a page from the '08 playbook. if democrats can turn out some of these voters, it might make a difference in some of these key races. they're really trying to generate enthusiasm. in an interview the president said it would be inexcusable for democrats to stay on the sidelines this election. rahm emanuel widely expected to run for mayor in chicago. looks like that will happen and we could get an announcement as early as friday. the issue of course is who would replace him, would it be an interim chief of staff or will the president go ahead and name a permanent replacement. so definitely something to watch this week. >>> today a senate panel holds a summit on safety after an explosion that killed sen people. >>> southwest is buying air transfer $1.4 billion
a sign that will remind people not to use cell phones behind the wheel. they hope to pass the vials as a primary offense meaning alone it could be cited. instead it is given as a secondary offense. you will have to be pulled over for something else as well. first time is $40 and then $100 every time thereafter. authorities say it will be extremely affective. >> it is amazing how creative police can get. i would not be comfortable thinking they can't get me because i am holding the cell phone. >> they are the ones unfortunately we will cite. >> reporter: they say it's time for a change although some say it is unnecessary. >> if you get caught you will not do it again. i think it's a good thing, i believe it needs to become a law every place. >> reporter: and the court may wave the penalty for a first time offender if he who are she has proved they have acquired -- if he or she has proved they have acquired a hands free device. >> multiple ones. >> thank you. a citation will not only result in a fine but a point on your license. if they get into a crash it is three points. >>> live ou
and down, driving up and down. >> merchants tell us they are extremely compassionate. they understand the reason for this closing, they're certainly not complaining about it. what they are concerned about is something that councilmember graham referenced earlier there. they're worried about their business, they're worried that people might not see this as a safe area. might not want come down here, that's the challenge police have to reassure people that this area is very safe. back to you. >> that's talking about near that landmark bin chilly bowl is in that same strip right there. yeah, this is a popular place that's been put on the map in the last few years. thanks, jackie. >>> a man is recovering tonight after falling more than 20 feet down a well in charles county. it happened at a pump station that feeds ito a sewage treatment plant in waldorf. craig melvin was there and with the crews that worked pull him out. he joins us now from the newsroom with the latest. greg? >> reporter: charles county has not ca given us the man's name, nor have they explained how he was doing routin
are cooling with. everybody please use caution. a couple of extra minutes early to avoid the bigger delays this morning. on the outer loop, we are filling in from new hampshire to georgia avenue. so far this delay plus five minutes in the car. moving to inbound new york avenue. looks like we are slow from the times building past this point at bladensburg road. okay approaching florida avenue. 95, you are delayed between duke over to seminary. expect these bumpers to start to stack up shortly and one big delay we are tracking that comes before this on 95 northbound, just dragging along between the prince william parkway and lorton and then in the express lanes the hov lanes at lorton is where we have crash activity and drivers start to back up at 123. that's the latest. back to you. >> thank you, angie. >>> let's check on how things are in leesburg, virginia. kristin fisher is live tracking our storm alert. some are seeing rain, others reason. what are you seeing, kristin? >> we are seeing more rain now. it has been stop and start throughout the morning. when i first saw you at 5:00 there w
and when they get into the traffic stop itself, they may determine the driver was using a cell phone. >> there has been another legal setback for the army flight surgeon who refused to deploy to afghanistan until he saw president obama's birth certificate. the judge ruled the orders are irrelevant at least until sentencing. >> it is impossible to put on a defense without them. >> you have nothing left. >> we've been deprived of everything. what is left? >> the obama campaign did release a short form certification of live birth. >> what do you think about the protest? should he follow orders and deploy or does he have a right to demand what he believes to be his commander in chief's credentials? the senate is expected to vote tomorrow on a measure to keep the government in business. the stopgap spending bill will put a stop to a government shut down that would have happened friday. it includes .1.9 billion for the race to the top education grant and 1.2 billion against the department of agriculture. a median household income puts our area at the top of the salary scale nationwide. the
for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. happy tuesday. >> let's look at our forecast with tony perkins today. >> good morning to you and good morning, everybody. let's start with hd radar. we have been tracking some rain showers coming through the area. we have had a couple of areas of heavy rain. a little spot off to the south and east, just south of cambridge, maryland. meanwhile off to the north and west you see counties shaded in. those counties are under a severe thunderstorm warning until 7:30 this morning. it is not in the washington area, but well out to the west and northwestern washington county, northeastern hardy county, hampshire county, western portions of morgan county under a severe thunderstorm warning until 7:30. for us, a couple of light showers here and there. let's go to the graphics and we'll show you the satellite radar for this morning. you see the classic comma shape, the low moving through west virginia and into western portions of pennsylvania, eastern portions of high, dragging a whole lot of precipitation with it, up the east coas
is tracking how this system could impact us, bob? >>> we have seen the rain in the last 24 to 36 hours. it looks like another heavy bout of rain. that funnel system has stalled along the east coast. it is raining across florida and further south, we are watching a tropical system that can affect our region. there will be a tropical depression and where it is expected to go, we will let you know. >> it looks like it is making some strength before it makes not only one but two landfalls. one over south florida, one -- actually three, again in the carolinas. again, what we are looking at combined with the jetstream it will act as a funnel. ahead of the jetstream, the rain will pick up on thursday, a round of heavy rains and winds will pick up 30-to-40 miles per hour. a few inches of rain came from this storm system. it does leave quickly but it will leave its mark and we will have your full forecast coming up. >> remember, www.wjz.com is always on. >>> a health scare for former president jimmy carter. here is an update on his condition right now. >> reporter: the former president was on a
of that is even touching the ground. bigger picture, more rain offshore. that is headed away from us but we think another storm developing through the day tomorrow will come up out of the south and bring us rain tomorrow night into thursday. most of the day tomorrow, sunny and much cooler, up to the low 70s but tomorrow night again the the chance of rain comes back, we'll break down the next storm straight ahead. >>> the gang leader accused of ordering a teenager's murder because he was gay will spend the rest of his life behind bars. timothy rawlings was convicted in may for his lead role in murdering steven parrish because gang members believed he was gay. today the judge sentenced rawlings to two life sentences with a maximum of 20 years for the hate crime. rawlings is not eligible for parole. parrish's mother wanted the death penalty but says she was satisfied with today's sentencing. >> justice for him was my concern because he can't speak for himself. he's gone. and i have to make sure that they were held accountable. >> reporter: although the hate crime is by far the lesser charge in this
. >> they use this to intimidate immigrant workers and abuse them. >> i work with immigrants. there bric-a-brac to enrich our country, -- they are breaking their back to a richer country, often at minimum wage, and even less than that. >> the police should not be used as a tool for enforcing immigration laws. it is as simple as that. >> some do not have a problem with it. >> if it is a conflict that has been arrested for raping somebody or has done something horrible, it is of to the american people. >> since 2008, close to 6000 jurisdictions from 31 states have signed on to the program. today, santa clara on the west coast also opted out. arlington officials said that they will send myself a letter sometime this week telling them that they are out -- will send ice a letter sometime this week telling them that they are out. >>> democrats say they have a vote to display their commitment to economic recovery. five weeks from the midterm elections, republicans called the vote a political ploy. >>> president obama says that improving education is the key to keeping the economy afloat. today,
. this friday, in fact. chris gordon joins us with what this will mean for drivers. hi, chris. >> it means hands free cell phone use. driversre going to need an ear piece or to use the speaker phone. and they can't hold on to it, they have to put it down. this is called a secondary offense. which means if an officer stops you for speeding or neglect driving or a headlight out, they can also give you a fi if you're driving like this. >> it's not hard to imagine you're in heavy traffic when al of a sudden you look at the car next to u and the driver is talking or texting on a cell phone. >> many people on the cell phone. they're wiggling all overhe road. >> reporter: here's a new sign you'll see in maryland. no texting, no handheld cell phone use. starting friday, police will be cracking down. >> the first violation is a $40 fine. the second violation is a $100 fine with one point. if you're involved in a crash then the fines go up to $140 and there can be up to three points. >> the law applies not only to maryland motorists, but everybody using maryland roads. we spoke to some drivers at the i-95
been reported stolen. police also telling us that the two teens will be charged as adults. >> all right turks very much. in the meantime this morning, a 1-year-old is suffering from life threatening injuries after a car crash in prince george ears county. -- georges county. the car that the child was riding in hit a tree. four other people suffered minor injuries and are recovering now at local hospitals. there is no word on what caused that crash. the doctor who survived this month's deadly shooting at johns hopkins hospital is back home. dr. david cohen was leased about 6:00 last night. he was shot by paul pardus after he delivered bad news about pardus' mother's medical condition. president obama spent the night in new mexico. this is the first stop on his four-state tour. he focused on his economic agenda in the coming days the president will also travel to wisconsin and iowa before wrapping things up in virginia. meanwhile, there is a new book that takes us inside the white house as president obama and his aides plot a new course for the war in afghanistan. it goes on sale today. >
keptic thunder talks about -- keltic wonder is here to perform for us. >> and with the crocodile thing, it's cute but then a few years later you have a follow- up story. >> and the crocodile is grateful. >> he is a wild animal. >>> let's move on now. we want to find out what is going on with our weather conditions around the region. it's a soggy start to the day. >> it's crocodile weather. >> and you never smile at a crocodile, tony. you should know that. >> i do know that. >>> we have showers still falling across the region. out to the east and toward annapolis, across the bay bridge, toward stevensville, county getting a good soaking rain, rain west of oxford. all of this is lifting to the north right up along the eastern side of the bay. so expect heavy rain to the east this morning. here in washington, i think things have quieted down. clouds start the morning and then we see sunshine building this afternoon and areas west towards manassas, reston, you'll see quieter weather as well. let's show you what is happening. very active atmosphere and spinning up out to the west is t
with us. we saw police stopped a young man in the street. these days, according to police, they had six officers to seven officers at the funeral. but it seems that these days it is becoming increasingly dangerous to just attend some of these funerals in the city. >>> we now know what sent former president jimmy carter to the hospital. he was on a flight from atlanta to cleveland. rescue crews got him off of an airplane and rushed into an area hospital. he is traveling to promote his new book and he is expected to resume his book tour this week. >>> we are still under a storm watch tonight. the raid took a break today. it will be coming back with a vengeance. >> we are getting a break now from this morning's rain. a whole lot more is just down the road. we have beautiful sky right now with patches of blue and no rain locally. we have had our fair share, ending this morning. what is all this talk about more heavy rain? we will show you what is happening. a new tropical depression just south of cuba looks like it will head north toward. ward.rth fo we're talking about a whole lot of rain,
. the publisher is redacting the material in a second edition of the book. at least 8,000 u.s. soldiers are involved in a new offensive in afghanistan. operation dragon strike is targeting the heart of taliban territory in the southern city of kandahar. u.s. commanders say there's a lot of tough fighting ahead, and with the force of close to 10,000 troops, this is the first time the afghan forces have have outnumbered their american counterparts. the verdict is guilty for a drunk driver who killed three people, including maryland native nick adenhart. he was a rookie pitcher for the los angeles angels. a california jury convicted him of second-degree murder. prosecutors say he had a blood alcohol level of almost three times the legal limit. gallo ran a red light causing the crash and then drove away. gallo was also driving without a license because he was on probation for a previous dui. >>> the trial for the man accused of killing sandra levy is being pushed back. he trial was scheduled to start next week but now a judge has delayed it two weeks to october 18th to try to resolve outsta
:30 begins now. >>> it is a wet tuesday morning. thank you for joining us early. tucker is in now to tell us about this weather that we're dealing with. yesterday, we had quite a bit of heavy rain. i came in 67 miles from west into the district and ran into just a few showers. >> well, we have more on the way. yesterday, we had tornado warnings. we had some problems across some of the area. others did not have any problems. some extremely heavy rain pushing up through front royal, cull pep eric leesburg, reston, you are right on the edge of it. you get the idea there, moving from south to red. you see the dark yellows and reds. we have a flash flood watch in effect for locally heavy rain until 8:00. humidity, 87%. feels very tropical out there. area of low pressure will pass to our west today and our conditions will improve as we have a frontal system through here. early rain, afternoon sun. some sun by newport and more sun by late this afternoon. highs in the low 80s. so temperature-wise, we will be nice. should be a gradual improvement. >> thank you. julie wright is in with a look at traff
no mention. he makes a new claim in his new ad calling his label "extreme." >> his extreme ideas will cost us. >> switching channels to the governor's race, martin o'malley returns to rockabilly. -- to rockville. a new radio ad includes barack obama. >> i know the governor has made the tough decisions to the education, say to come and job creation circuit reversed. stand with me, barack obama, in helping my friend and moving forward. >> some democrats have kept the president at a distance, but not of malley in response to a question today. >> i am grateful he has done this advertisement. i hope we see him in maryland. >> the president will make a stop in person for a malley next week. he is no doubt hoping he could inspire democratic voters to skip the primary. also coming this week, mayor michael bloomberg. reporting live, wbal-tv 11 news. >> ever since these advertisements have hit the airwaves, you can see all of the fact tracks on wbaltv.com and what could happen to the balance of power. click on "politics." >> the baltimore police department is mourning the loss of one of their officers.
and that is difficult to get to tonight. >> i see the roads behind us closed off. how long are they expecting that? is that u street to be close offed? >> u street's been closed for hours now and that is up past 13th straight -- street, i believe, to 14th street and they doing a lot of work here. we understand the major crash squad is on the scene doing some measurements and they taking photographs and it might be some time before u street is open. >> thank you. >>> and what is sealing today's conflict. we have more on the common link between the two groups, 21-year- old ashley mccray and roby chavez is live with more on this story. >> reporter: we're told several hundred people were inside the church and another hundred on the streets and there were police and community activists. they knew, the young woman knew two rival gangs but they didn't get along and today witnesses said that gun fire rang out. the funeral for ashley mccray went from sadness to chaos in moments. those knowing her feared the two rival groups attending would clash. >> she was loved by many and it's hard for everyone. >> repo
about which one to use and the law is about to change. one thing you can do is just use the speaker phone on your cell phone. that is already there. until you get a chance to come in and decide what is best for you. on kent island, don harrison for abc news. >> talking on the phone while driving will be illegal starting october 1st. >>> pretty nice commute this evening for a drive. not bad. we've got sunshine out there after some pretty heavy rain at times earlier this morning in places. more rain on the way we think tomorrow night. for the moment we're looking good. maryland's most powerful doppler radar also, our satellite trend both showing clearing. though we will see a variably cloudy sky into the evening and maybe a pop-up isolated shower or two. most of the rain is now offshore, out over the atlantic. look at the numbers. warm conditions out there this evening. 81, balmy degrees downtown. same in dc, annapolis, a little cooler along the bay at 79. most of the evening in the 70s. we will eventually drop into the 60s, even the 50s overnight. so clear and cooler but just for ab
morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, thanks for joining us on this tuesday, september 28. it is 6:00, i am alison starling. lisa baden is standing by. we will see how the rain is affecting the commute. let's begin with meteorologist adam caskey. if it's going to be wet today. >> we will have some sunshine later on today. it's led to be raining again especially thursday, some very heavy rain. let's look at live triple doppler 7 ghadar. there are areas of scattered showers, not as heavy as earlier this morning. as the band stretching from northwestern montgomery county to the seneca area, down towards manassas, the yellow line that you see. that is pushing off to the east and northeast. calvert county is seeing a light rain. it is 72 right now at reagan national. low 80's this afternoon with sunshine and becoming less humid. we will start tomorrow with sunshine and end the day in clients. challahs wednesday night into thursday with a great weekend. >>> 66 eastbound is busy. and 20 minutes to your commute with the back up before you get to the exit for the plan
reports are that the first suspect was using an automatic weapon. >> yeah, that initial report, thomas, now, again, we don't have that from law enforcement. so t could be anywhere from what you and i know to be a semiautomatic pistol all the way up to something like an automatic rifle, for example, an ak-47. we just don't know right now. what we do know is that this first individual, evidentally was making some kind of statement first by firing these rounds and, unfortunately, we said he fired them in the area, didn't shoot at anyone in particular but he turned the weapon on himself and killed himself. this second person he was allegedly seen with was that a friend or just another student or could that be another gunman? well, on that campus they just can't take the chance. right now you have this major search going on and you've got 50,000 students plus faculty and staff either hunkered down, locking themselves in place or being told to stay away from campus until this is resolved. >> clint, we'll ask you to stick with us throughout the hour as we get more information on this breaking
time ticket is $100 and then more thereafter. >> most people who use cell phones know how to drive. >> reporter: most believe it's time for a change. >> it should be banned. i have a habit of doing it myself. >> makeup, cell phones and unattended kids. >> reporter: so all week people have back lining up for hands held technology so they can be ticket free come friday. there's a sort of free pass. the first time you are pulled over if you can show an officer proof that you have purchased a hands free device, that citation will be a warning. weijia jiang reporting. >> i got to get with the program before friday. thank you. maryland will become the eighth state where drivers can't talk on a hand held cell phone. >>> we have a developing story. a health scare today for former president jimmy carter. he was a delta flight from hat to cleveland when he began complaining of stomach pain. he was rushed to the hospital where he is being examined. president obama spoke to former president carter a few moments ago. a white house spokesperson said president carter is feeling great. former pres
on contact us and be part of the wusa9 team. >>> a landmark in fauqier county burned to the ground. our kristin fisher brings us more. >> i don't know how much i liked it until it was burning. >> reporter: cattle manager lindsey easton says he's still in shock. the barn he ran is gone. the fire broke out around 8:00 monday night. massive flames could be seen from miles away. it took firefighters from five counties to finally get the fire under control. 24 hours later, the remains were still smoldering. >> it is really traumatic to see something like that, especially when you have animals inside it and it's pretty hard to look at. >> reporter: when the fire started, this barn was packed full of cattle, so this is where firefighters had to literally saw through the fence to get all of the cattle out. >> it's a miracle. we don't know how many died. we've gotten out over 200 head. >> reporter: at least eight cattle were killed in the fire and there could be more. fortunately, no people were inside when the fire started, but one firefighter was injured. >> transported to fauqier hospital wit
city do an amazing job, but there needs to be a balance in terms of us doing a better job in terms of evaluating teachers, also management doing a better job in terms of saying let's help train teachers up and if they can't do the job, don't let them have automatic tenure. >> there's a new movie out called "waiting for superman" it wa paints a dismal picture of education in this country. teachers unions are set up to protect their members to the detriment of learning, why is that an unfair assessment. >> i could go through it factually, i don't want to do that. this is what i was concerned about about that movie. there are thousands of public schools in the united states of america that do a great job. should we all be doing a better job? absolutely, yes. i saw your interview with the president yesterday, matt, i agreed with everything the president said, we all have to do a better job, the mayor is right, the global economy is really different. schooling is different today than when you and i went to school. the thinking skills are things that all kids need right now. the bottom l
. hopefully the court of appeals will agree with us. >> it sends a good message to the community and also to the gang members that he did not even have to be at the scene of the crime to get life without parole. this is a message that we need to send that any gang members who ordered the killing more violence can 18 -- can pay the price. >> they say it is the best outcome the could have hoped for in this situation. >> justice has been served today. >> he has five years left on an armed robbery sentence. once that one ends, this one will begin. wbal-tv 11 news. >> tonight, baltimore county police are investigating the murder of a man whose body was found around 11:00 p.m. last night on stone gate court. lowell melser is live with more on the case. >> baltimore county police really are not saying much on this case only that they have found the body of a hispanic male. they're calling this death "suspicious." after talking to neighbors, we are learning much more at least according to what they are saying. they feel the man may have been targeted by gangs. baltimore county detectives work the
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